Partner Acrobatics 1:
Acrobalance/Partner Balancing is an acrobatic art that combines elements of two other arts: adagio and hand balancing. Adagio consists of partner lifts, usually performed by a man and a woman, where the male lifts his female partner in many different poses and positions. Many forms of adagio also incorporate throws and tosses; the male usually throws the female into somersaults, layouts, and other acrobatic maneuvers. Most styles of dance incorporate some form of adagio (as dance lifts), including ballet (in pas de deux), jazz, and lyrical. Ice skaters also perform lifts that belong to the adagio art. Whenever a person lifts another up in different artistic poses, or performs tosses where the bottom mounter catches the top mounter again, it is considered adagio.
Hand balancing, on the other hand, is the art of performing acrobatic maneuvers while supported wholly by your hands or arms. It is performed by circus performers, gymnasts, and sports acrobats all over the world. There are several different forms of hand balancing. Partner hand balancing is where a strong bottom mounter supports the top mounter in handstands, planches and other acrobatic poses. Solo hand balancing is where a single artist performs handstands, one-hand stands, planches and other equilbristic maneuvers, usually on top of pommels, blocks or other apparatuses.
This class will explore beginning acro/balancing skills. It will emphasize correct body positions, ways to keep you and your partner safe and without injury. We will develop strength and technique, and focus on the “hows” of balancing, breaking down how each trick works. We will also learn safe spotting techniques. Each student will get to try basing, flying, and spotting.
Prerequisites: None. Naturally some people's body types will make them better flyers(person being lifted) & some people will be better bases(person doing the lifting). Occasionally you can do both. Preferred clothing is non-slippery clothes(like swish pants), non-baggy clothes, shorts.
Pricing: $235 per 7 week session(2 days a week, 1 hour long each class)
Early Bird Discount: Only $200 if paid in full by June 20th
Drop-in Policy: Please let me know if you'll be dropping in prior to the class, so I can let you know if additional spots will be available. I can be reach at info ( at ) daviddoyleentertainment ( dot ) com
Sessions: There will be 2 different session to chose from!! One during the week and one on the weekends. Pick the session that best works for you! All session start the week of July 1st!